School Council


We would like to welcome all the new students and families and extend a big welcome back to all those returning for the 2020/21 school year – virtually and in-person.


While this school year looks different, we want to stay connected.


School advisory councils are an excellent way to get involved in your child’s education. Islington JMS has an elected school council that is an important forum for involving all members of the school community in initiatives like fundraising, parent engagement, events, communications and more. The school council is made up of an elected committee of parents, staff and student representatives, community members and the principal/vice principal.


SAC Meetings

SAC invites all parents/guardians to attend our monthly meetings. This year, our meetings will be virtual on Google Meet. An email will be sent out to register with a link provided the day of the meeting. For upcoming meetings, scroll down.


Get Involved

This year, we are looking for parent/guardian volunteers for our classroom rep program. This will take place virtually. A parent/guardian will act as a liaison between the teacher and parents in each class. If you are interested in participating, email: sac.islington@gmail.com.





Information on School Advisory Councils

SAC Meetings

SAC invites all parents/guardians to attend our monthly meetings. This year, our meetings will be virtual on Google Meet. An email will be sent out to register with a link provided the day of the meeting. For upcoming meetings, scroll down.

Role of SAC

An advisory group that makes recommendations to the principal or school board on any matter or activities relating to student achievement, curriculum goals and priorities, school budget priorities, school safety, renovation plans, after school activities and criteria for selection of new principals.

Responsibilities of SAC

SAC members are responsible for bylaws, focus on improved learning for all students, consult with the school community, represent and communicate views of the school community, record minutes of meetings and maintain financial records.


SAC Facts:

  • SAC meets once a month during the school year. Meetings take place at 6:30pm in the school library (dates below). The Principal and Executive members report on previous and upcoming events.
     
  • SAC is made up of 15 voting members, including the Executive. All parents of Islington JMS children are encouraged to attend the monthly meetings. Council members are also encouraged to bring friends to the meetings who are not familiar with council meetings in an effort to broaden our base of parent support.
     
  • The School Council Nomination form is to be used by a parent/guardian of a child attending Islington JMS, to nominate themselves to one of the 15 positions of elected voting parent members. 
     
  • Islington JMS is in Ward 3 of the Toronto District School Board. Ward meetings are held regularly during the school year and are open to all interested parents.

Additional Resources:

School Advisory Council By-Laws 
TDSB School Council Overview
TDSB Parent Involvement Advisory Committee (PIAC)

School Council Executive 2020/21

Treasurer: Nicole Tran

Secretary: Michelle Deschamps

Co-Chair: Lauren Tedesco

Co-Chair: Devon Pool

Community Liaison Rep: Surer Osoble

2020/21 SAC Meetings:

Time: 6:30pm

Location: school library/Virtual

Dates:

November 02, 2020

December  07, 2020

February  01, 2021

March  01, 2021

April  12, 2021

 May 03, 2021